Cancer Relief Fund For Our Beloved Barbara Dutra

Barbara Dutra, a Santa Barbara native, started working at the Montecito Cafe 15 years ago. Barbara has continued with the company to our new Goleta location, Jane at the Marketplace. Barbara makes every meal a special occasion for her guests, and is loved by everyone. Her welcoming smile and bigger than life personality are one of a kind. 

Barbara was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer, and will start treatment this week. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 closures, Barbara was temporarily laid off when the restaurant was forced to do take out only. Because her Chemo is starting, she will not be able to return to work. Our goal is to raise enough money for Barbara and her daughter,  so that all she has to do is concentrate on her care. This money will go towards their rent, bills, food and Barbara's medical expenses. Barbara does not have health insurance, so this would be a huge burden lifted from her shoulders. Barbara is the hardest worker. She is always making sure everyone else is taken care of, and now it's our time to return the love. 

We have worked with Barbara for over 13 years, and know first hand how loved she is by our community. Anything you can donate is appreciated in addition to sharing this post. We need your help to reach out to our amazing, supportive and loving community.

We are heartbroken that Barbara is having to take this on, but we know she is strong, and her faith is everlasting. We would love to hear how Barbara has touched your lives, because she sure has touched ours.

Sincerely, 
Arielle Chang & Catherine Vilera

Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 
    • 11 hrs
  • Joan E. Bennett 
    • $50 
    • 13 hrs
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 14 hrs
  • Janis Ingham 
    • $100 
    • 16 hrs
  • Cindy Reed 
    • $25 
    • 17 hrs
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Organizer and beneficiary

Arielle Shelby Chang 
Organizer
Goleta, CA
Barbara Dutra 
Beneficiary
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